Jury Finds Spittel Guilty Of Killing Grandmother

It took a little over a week but a jury found a Waupun man guilty of killing his grandmother

The jury heard five days of testimony last week in trial against Gregory Spittel, who was facing numerous charges following the 2019 death of his 75-year old grandmother.

They heard closing arguments Monday, then found Spittel guilty of 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide along with 5 other charges.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney released a statement late Monday saying, “This was a devastating loss to the family and today’s verdict helps bring justice to the victim’s family and friends as they still mourn the loss of their mom, grandmother, and friend,” Tony wrote in a media release. “The jury found the defendant guilty of murder, rejecting the defendant’s claim that the ‘cartel’ was responsible for the murder. I’m grateful to the Waupun Police Department for an excellent investigation that helped bring justice to the family in a challenging case and I thank the jury for their service.”

Toney said the grandmother was found deceased back in August of 2019 in her Waupun home.

The investigation involved multiple departments with the Waupun Police Department receiving assistance from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, City of Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin Crime Lab and Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner.